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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ah, Christmas trees in January, those withered brown barometers of plummeting post-holiday spirits, shedding piles of pine needles like the tears of a parent who spent too much on presents. Drag one of those babies out to the curb for a garbage truck to haul away and chalk up another environmental sin. But cart it to one of Los Angeles County's 12 Christmas tree recycling centers and you'll be the proud owner of a clean conscience as well as goodies worth $13.99.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1992
Los Angeles officials want your used Christmas tree for recycling into wood chips for mulch or compost material as a means of saving landfill space and resources. It takes nature nine years to do what composting can achieve in 90 days. Trees will be collected at curbside from residents served by the city's automated refuse-collection service. Collections will be made today and Saturday and then from next Monday to next Friday. Trees also may be dropped off today and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY and DEBRA CANO
The City Council recently honored local students for collecting 10,445 pounds of recycled materials for the city's monument sign project. Hisamatsu Tamura School took first place. Its 430 students collected 1,500 pounds of plastic, or nearly 3.5 pounds per student. Runners-up were James H. Cox School, whose 674 students collected 2,100 pounds, or 3.1 pounds per student; and Robert Gisler School, where 517 students collected 1,415 pounds, or 2.7 pounds per student.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1997 | FRANK MESSINA
A long-running dispute stemming from $3,000 worth of tarp has cost a city recycling firm its business permit and is heading for a legal showdown. The City Council this week voted to revoke the operating license for D&J Recycling, citing alleged fire-code violations. Recycler John Leenvart immediately responded by handing the city clerk a legal claim seeking $25 million in damages for alleged pain and suffering.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1996 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Workers installed the last of 10 new signs Friday, wrapping up a citywide campaign to turn garbage into a warm welcome. In January, residents began collecting plastic milk cartons, soda bottles and even shampoo and lotion containers, bringing in seven tons of material. The plastic was melted down into material for the new "Welcome to Fountain Valley" monument signs that appear at strategic locations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1994
Although bankruptcy has forced the county to cancel its tree recycling program this year, the loss will be offset because all 31 cities in the county offer similar services. Cities that require residents to drop off their trees include: * Buena Park at 7171 Thomas St. from Dec. 26 through Jan. 26; * Santa Ana at Alona Park, 1817 W. 21st St. and Memorial Park, 2101 Flower St., on Jan. 7; * Tustin, at Columbus Tustin Park on Jan. 7 and 8. Curbside collection is available in: * Anaheim from Dec.
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